When I was 16 years old, I ventured off with the Girl Guides on a month long trip across Europe. It was one of the best experiences of my life. I learned history in England, I climbed the Alps in Switzerland, and I got to see the real little Mermaid in Denmark. I learned many things about myself on that trip. I learned how to be independent, how to pack for a month in one large backpack, and no matter how careful you are, your luggage could easily get lost!
I was travelling with 15 other people. We all had the same markings on our bags, flashy tags so we’d see them easily at baggage claim, we always loaded and unloaded them together etc. When we were on the last leg of flight, I went to England and my bags went to Brussels. It was a stressful 48 hours. I was stuck in a foreign country, without my luggage (read no clean underwear!), without my souvenirs, with the thought that I’d never see my bag again! Luckily, 48 hours later, my bag made the trip from Brussels to England in time for me to change for our flight back to Canada.
Since that trip I am paranoid about my luggage. I dread handing it off to airport security, I hold my breath in suspense when I arrive at my destination, etc. It makes for a very stressful trip.
Travel Lost & Found Kit
What if there was an easy way to get your luggage returned to you? FinderCodes has created a digital lost and found system. Easy to set up and easy to use, means the likelihood of you getting your items returned to you are greatly increased.
How it works:
1. Before leaving home, create an account on the Free FinderCodes App, register your tags and attach them to your luggage.
2. You lose your luggage!
3. A “Good Citizen” scan the QR code with their smartphone (or on a computer with internet connection) and they are given directions via a “smart tag” how to get in contact with the owners.
4. The owner is automatically sent a text, e-mail notification and the location of the missing luggage.
5. The “Good Citizen” and owner arrange a meeting (Rewards can easily be set up via Paypal directly from the FinderCode App)
The Travel Lost & Found Kit comes with:
2 large luggage smart tags with straps
1 backpack smart tag with ring
2 adhesive electronic stickers
3 power code smart tags.
I was very impressed with the FinderCode Travel Lost and Found kit. I loved how easy it was to download the free app and set up my profile. It took less then ten minutes! The variety of tags that come with the pack are sufficient to cover all of the major items that I travel with. The tags are quality, durable and waterproof. I had no concerns that it would be ripped off, torn or lost. The tags are a perfect size to be easily observed on a piece of luggage without sticking out or looking unfavorable or too obvious.
I also tested the tags out on my husbands phone to see how easy it would be for a “Good Citizen” to access my information and what they would access. With a simple QR code reader app on your phone, the Findercode reads quickly and effectively. I love that both the finder and the “Good Citizen” has the option to send a message without giving out personal information like their phone number or location without permission.
This is an amazing product! It can be used on electronics, luggage, kid’s toys, keys, etc. the options are endless! I love the versatility and security that this product offers. Although, I know it won’t guarantee my luggage won’t get lost, at least I’ll feel more secure that it will return home!
FinderCodes’ kits retail for $24.99 and are now available at select The Source and Walmart stores.
Kits come in five different product lines, including Electronics, Travel, Student, Sport Stuff, and Kid Stuff. Their popular Pet Lost and Found Kit, coming soon to Canada, is also available online on the Findercodes website.